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SpaceX ready for Falcon 9 launch with next Starlink mission – NASASpaceflight.com

SpaceX will continue the deployment of its Starlink constellation with the launch of another sixty…

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SpaceX will continue the deployment of its Starlink constellation with the launch of another sixty satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday. Liftoff from Florida’s Kennedy Space Centre is expected at 08:27 Eastern Time (12:27 UTC).
Sunday’s launch is the thirteenth Falcon 9 mission to deploy operational Starlink satellites, designated Starlink v1.0 L13. This continues the first phase of Starlink deployment, which is aimed at setting up an initial operating capability and allowing SpaceX to…

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Stunning images show NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft stirring up rocks on an asteroid – The Verge

On October 21st, NASA released images from the OSIRIS-REx’s spacecraft sampling attempt, when the vehicle gently tapped the asteroid Bennu with a robotic arm. The…

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The vehicle made quite a scene in space
NASA shared astonishing images of its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touching an asteroid yesterday, revealing how the vehicle stirred up rocks and debris on the objects surface when it made contact. The goal of the tap was to collect a sample of material from the asteroid, but the engineers behind the spacecraft say they wont for sure if they collected anything until this weekend, when they spin the vehicle and measure how much material is inside.
the sampling event…

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Live coverage: Rocket Lab scrubs launch of 10 commercial smallsats – Spaceflight Now

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Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1 on Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand carrying Canon’s CE-SAT-2B Earth-imaging satellite and nine SuperDove Earth observation CubeSats for Planet. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.
Rocket Lab’s live video webcast begins approximately 15 minutes prior to launch, and will be available on this page.

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Can’t crush this: Beetle armor gives clues to tougher planes – Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now scientists are studying what the bug’s…

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NEW YORK (AP) Its a beetle that can withstand bird pecks, animal stomps and even being rolled over by a Toyota Camry. Now scientists are studying what the bugs crush-resistant shell could teach them about designing stronger planes and buildings.
This beetle is super tough, said Purdue University civil engineer Pablo Zavattieri, who was among a group of researchers that ran over the insect with a car as part of a new study.
So, how does the seemingly indestructible insect do it? The species aptly…

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